Volume 12, Issue 2 (10-2014)                   sjsph 2014, 12(2): 93-104 | Back to browse issues page

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Mir heydari M, Tavafian S S, Montazeri A, Fallahi H. Effect of educational interventions on sexual high risk behavior between drug addicts ex-users based on the Health Belief Model. sjsph. 2014; 12 (2) :93-104
URL: http://sjsph.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5151-en.html
1- M.Sc Department of disease control and prevention, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
2- Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Health Education, Medical School, Medical School, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran , tavafian@modares.ac.ir
3- Ph.D. Research Professor, Mental Health Group, Health Metrics Research Center, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, Tehran, Iran
4- Ph.D. Centers for Disease Control and prevention, Deputy for Health, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (7992 Views)

  Background and Aim: Addiction behaviors have been established among high risk behaviors among different age groups in Iran. This study aimed to investigate the effects of a designed educational program on high risk behaviors of a sample of addicts in Qom, Iran.

  Materials and Methods: Totally, 128 men with addiction history in self help groups referred to health centers in Qom were studied. The instruments used to collect data were a self administered demographic questionnaire and the designed scale high risk behavior based on Health Belief Model (HBM).

  Results: The mean age of participants was 32.4 years. There were no significant difference between two groups at baseline in terms of all demographic data and all HBM constructs. The mean scores of HBM constructs, improved significantly in comparison with baseline. (p < 0.05).

  Conclusions: This study indicated that designed educational program could improve all HBM constructs after intervention. Additionally, behavior intention might be changed after intervention significantly.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2014/10/25 | Accepted: 2014/10/25 | Published: 2014/10/25

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